Addiction Treatment Pioneer
Alcohol, Benzos, Opiates, Anesthetics
Better Outcomes than InpatientÂ Treatment
In-network – All Insurances
Drug Treatment and Alcohol Rehab Leader
The Center for Network Therapy (CNT) is Americaâ€™ number one drug treatment and alcohol rehab program. CNT provides contemporary, evidence-based,Â outpatient addiction treatmentÂ that delivers farÂ better outcomesÂ relative to conventional treatment for substance use disorders. CNT is in-network with all private health insurance plans and offers Ambulatory or Outpatient Detoxification & Withdrawal Management, Partial Care and Intensive Outpatient, or IOP. CNT has 3 detox centers in New Jersey: Freehold, Middlesex and West Orange.
Science has proved addiction a chronic disease, based on the lasting changes it causes in the brain, and CNT was the first program to adapt addiction treatment to fit the â€śdisease modelâ€ť by moving all levels of care, including detoxification and withdrawal management, to an outpatient setting. CNT was also the first to be licensed toÂ provide Ambulatory, or Outpatient Detoxification in New Jersey and offersÂ withdrawal management fromÂ alcohol, anesthetics, benzodiazepines, and opiates. Most addiction treatment programs still stick to inpatient detoxification, as they view addiction as a behavioral issue and, unwittingly, perpetuate stigma attached to the disease.
A study by CNT showed that Ambulatory, or Outpatient Detoxification deliveredÂ higher sobriety rates, 90 days out, relative to outmoded inpatient detoxification. Better outcomes among both, men and women were driven by integration of the living environment into treatment, individualized medication protocols and longer length of stay. For women, effectively addressing trauma they experienced in the past delivered greater success.
Ambulatory Detoxification and Outpatient Withdrawal Management alsoÂ reduce stigmaÂ associated with addiction, as the patient accessesÂ treatment while living in the community. CNT utilizes the latest, evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, or DBT, and Motivational Interviewing, or MI in conjunction with Medication Assisted Treatment, or MAT. Psychiatrist(s) at CNT address co-occurring psychological issues.
CNT isÂ in-networkwith all majorÂ private health insurance providers. Therefore the patient benefits from theÂ lowest possible out-of-pocket costs, such as co-pays and deductibles. Being in-network also means that CNTâ€™sÂ programs are credentialedÂ by health insurance providers and CNT canÂ treat withdrawal symptoms immediately, without waiting for authorization.
CNTâ€™s Medical Director, Indra Cidambi, M.D., is recognized as the leading addiction treatment expert in America. She innovated to the Outpatient, or Ambulatory Detoxification level of care and proved it to be safe and effective. ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) has recognized Dr. Cidambi for advancing treatment for addiction. Dr. Cidambiâ€™s views are highly sought after by media outlets: NPR, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, NJ 101.5, â€śOâ€ť Magazine, NJ News 12, CBS, Fox News, Thrive Global, NJTV and others.
There are myriad benefits to accessing detox from home. Firstly, it is important to remember that CNT offers ambulatory or outpatient detox in NJ at 3 locations and provides detoxification from alcohol, benzodiazepines such as Klonopin, Ativan and Xanax, opiates such as fentanyl, heroin, opioid pain pills, and Percocet, anesthetics such as ketamine, amphetamines such as Adderall and Dexedrine and kratom.
Secondly, ambulatory or outpatient detox treats addiction as the disease it is, and not as a behavioral problem that punishes the person suffering from a substance use disorder by removing him/her from the home environment and sending him/her to inpatient treatment.
Thirdly, treatment outcomes are better than inpatient. It may seem illogical at first to buy into this claim. However, think about this! No matter how long the treatment is provided in an inpatient setting, eventually the patient has to come home and adjust to his/her living situation, deal with daily stressors and cope with triggers in order to stay sober. With outpatient detox it starts on day one, and it is not as difficult as one would imagine because patients are administered supportive medication that serves to mitigate their cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Also, therapy provided during detox allowsÂ patients to process stressors in their home environment, learn coping skills to deal with them and apply learnt skills real time in their home environment. If those skills do not work for them they are able to come back to treatment the next day and work with their therapist to modify their techniques.
Fourth, and probably the most important reason, is stigma. Addiction is a disease, but it brings with it the stigma of a crime! Similar to being locked away for committing a crime, an individual with addiction is locked up (although voluntarily is most cases) for a period of time. As inpatient treatment was the only option for detoxification until a short while back, addiction became stigmatized,Â as there was a perceivedÂ need to remove the individual suffering from a substance use disorder from the community. Outpatient addiction treatment serves to normalize addiction to a disease and reduce stigma associated with it. Also, patients can continue their normal lives at home everyday after treatment. The ability to be available for their families when the kids come home from school reduces barriers to treatment for women.Â
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CNT is in-network with all major private health insurance providers. Therefore the patient benefits from the lowest possible out-of-pocket costs, such as co-pays and deductibles. Being in-network also means that CNTâ€™s drug and alcohol treatment programs are credentialed by health insurance providers and CNT can treat withdrawal symptoms immediately, without waiting for authorization.
CNTâ€™s Medical Director, Indra Cidambi, M.D., is recognized as Americaâ€™s leading addiction treatment expert. She innovated to the Outpatient, or Ambulatory Detoxification level of care and proved it to be safe and effective. ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) has recognized Dr. Cidambi for advancing treatment for addiction and New Jersey Governor, Phil Murphy, has nominated her to the Governorâ€™s Addiction Council. Dr. Cidambiâ€™s views are highly sought after by media outlets: NPR, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, NJ 101.5, â€śOâ€ť Magazine, NJ News 12, CBS, Fox News, Thrive Global, NJTV and others.
20 Gibson Place, Suite 103 Freehold
NJ â€“ 07728, United States
81 Northfield AveWest Orange
NJ â€“ 07052, United States
333 Cedar Ave., Bldg. B,Middlesex
NJ â€“ 08846, United States
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